The Best of Spain

Travel through Spain's best spots on this 12-day guided tour. Begin in Spain's capital, Madrid, then discover this warm, beautiful country's most significant cities, historical monuments and fascinating art and culture in Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona.

If you're looking for a trip where someone takes care of the details while you focus on the fun, then a Guided Tour is the perfect option for you. All of the flights, activities, and accommodations are booked and prepared in advance, which means all you have to do is explore, discover, and have the time of your life.

Location:

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain, Seville, Andalusia, Spain, Granada, Andalusia, Spain, Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Spain

12  Days | 10  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Flights to Madrid; return from Barcelona (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Airport transfers in Madrid and Barcelona
  • 10 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Transportation by motorcoach
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • English/French speaking guide during sightseeing
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Madrid.

Day 2

Welcome to Madrid

Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the Spanish capital.

Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 3

Madrid

From the old Habsburg and Bourbon quarters to the present modern city, discover Madrid on a panoramic sightseeing tour. Accompanied by an expert guide, visit Gran Vía street, Plaza de España, Moncloa, Mayor Street, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá up to the bullring, Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and much more. Next, enjoy a guided visit of the Royal Palace of Madrid, former residence of the Spanish kings. Admire the reception rooms, the museum area, the royal chapel, the throne room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II. This afternoon, if you like, take part in an optional excursion to Toledo ($).

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 4

Madrid - Seville (approx. 534 km)

In the morning, depart for Seville, the capital of Andalucía. This afternoon, enjoy a one-hour visit to the Flamenco Dance Museum, followed by an amazing flamenco show. Make your way to a local restaurant in the old quarter for a tapas dinner.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 5

Seville

After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic city tour of Seville. Admire the beautiful plazas and María Luisa Park, then visit the cathedral, built over four centuries on the site of a former mosque, and the largest place of worship in Spain. The afternoon is yours to explore this beautiful city.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 6

Seville - Ronda - Granada (approx. 306 km)

After breakfast, board your motorcoach to Granada. Stop in Ronda and enjoy a walking tour through the old city, with centuries-old palaces. See the Puente Nuevo bridge, from the 17th century, which splits the town in two, then visit the oldest bullring in Spain. After free time for lunch, continue on to Granada, and embark on a panoramic city tour.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 7

Granada

This morning, see one of Spain's most renowned monuments, the majestic fortress of La Alhambra, overlooking Granada. Tour the impressive main fortress, museums, gardens and Nasrid Palaces. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 8

Granada - Córdoba - Valencia (approx. 698 km)

Today, head towards Valencia. En route, stop at the monumental city of Córdoba, located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Visit the magnificent mosque and the charming Jewish Quarter, including a beautiful synagogue. Continue to Valencia.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 9

Valencia

This morning, enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour and admire the beautiful buildings at the City of Arts & Sciences. Visit old Valencia and see several major sites, such as the Modernist facade of the Central Market, the National Ceramics Museum, Virgin's Square, and Colón Market.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 10

Valencia - Barcelona (approx. 378 km)

Travel to the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona. The day rest of the day is yours to explore this wonderful city. If you like, stroll through the Gothic Quarter or visit Montjuic, the site of the 1929 International Exposition and 1992 Olympics, with superb views of the Barcelona skyline and coastline.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 11

Barcelona

Today, enjoy a panoramic tour of Barcelona. Drive along Passeig de Gràcia to see the incredible houses designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Skip the line at Gaudí's unfinished temple, the Sagrada Família, one of Barcelona's most important sites. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)

Day 12

Barcelona - Return to Canada

After breakfast, transfer to the Barcelona airport to board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
Hotel Claridge(or similar)
Seville, Andalusia, Spain
Hotel Hesperia Sevilla(or similar)
Grenada, Caribbean
Sercotel Gran Hotel Luna De Granada(or similar)
Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain
NH Las Artes(or similar)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
HCC Regente(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds.
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 persons or 2 adults and 1 child

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

August 1 & 15, 2019
September 5 & 19, 2019
October 3 & 17, 2019

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Barcelona and are payable in local currency upon checkout. The tax is 1.25 EUR per person, per night (maximum 7 nights). Rates are subject to change without notice.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.